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Multiculturalism and the Mouse : race and sex in Disney entertainment

Author: Douglas Brode
Publisher: Austin : University of Texas Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Annotation. In his latest iconoclastic work, Douglas Brode--the only academic author/scholar who dares to defend Disney entertainment--argues that "Uncle Walt'" output of films, television shows, theme parks, and spin-off items promoted diversity decades before such a concept gained popular currency in the 1990s. Fully understood, It' a Small World --one of the most popular attractions at the Disney theme
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Brode, Douglas, 1943-
Multiculturalism and the Mouse.
Austin : University of Texas Press, 2005
(OCoLC)609290532
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Douglas Brode
ISBN: 0292709234 9780292709232 0292709609 9780292709607
OCLC Number: 57754306
Description: 292 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
Contents: Acknowledgments --
Introduction. I had a dream is a wish your heart makes : in defense of Disney, part I --
1. Return of the vanishing American : Disney and the native experience --
2. Together in perfect harmony : Disney and the civil rights movement --
3. Beat of a different drum : ethnicity and individualization in Disney --
4. Racial and sexual identity in America : Disney's subversion of the Victorian ideal --
5. "If it feels good, do it!" : Disney and the sexual revolution --
6. Our bodies, ourselves : Disney and feminism --
7. Something Wiccan this way comes : Walt's wonderful world of witchcraft --
8. Beyond the celluloid closet : Disney and the gay experience --
Conclusion. Popular culture and political correctness : in defense of Disney, part II --
Notes --
Index.
Responsibility: Douglas Brode.
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